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Habitat homeowner displaced after house fire

Habitat homeowners displaced after...

SALISBURY, Md. - A fire is to blame for the scene along Dawn Court in Salisbury, Monday afternoon.

Although there wasn't a lot of physical exterior damage, officials tell 47 ABC that they arrived around 2:00 PM and found substantial damage on the inside of the home, due to smoke.

Molly Hilligoss, executive director for Wicomico County's Habitat for Humanity, was on the scene because the resident is a Habitat homeowner.

She says the incident is "sketchy" because no one was home when the fire started and it looks like the house was broken into. 

Law enforcement officials were not been able to talk about what happened. 

In the meantime, Hilligoss tells us she's focused on finding the family a place to stay, "Her other son is in a wheelchair. He's non verbal and doesn't walk so he has special needs. We're trying to figure out how we can get her into the house quickly to get the belongings that she needs and some important paperwork. And then start the insurance process to get her back in her home."

The Maryland State Fire Marshall and Wicomico County Sheriff's Office are investigating the exact cause of the blaze.


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